You may take extra measures to prevent wrinkles from creeping up on your face, but do you pay attention to what’s below it? The skin of our neck is very similar to the face. As we age and get exposed to environmental factors, such as sun damage and pollution, our skin loses its elasticity. This causes the skin to sag, causing folds, fine lines, and wrinkles. Unfortunately, we usually ignore the neck as we focus solely on facial skincare.
If you’ve recently checked the mirror and were alarmed by your neck’s appearance, don’t panic. There are several treatment options your dermatologist can suggest to minimize neck wrinkles effectively. But, as in all things, prevention is always better than cure.
Here are five easy and natural ways you can maintain your neck’s youthful form:
1. Apply moisturizer
We can’t say it enough—applying moisturizer on your skin prevents premature signs of aging. It keeps the skin hydrated and ensures the production of collagen and elastin. When you’re slathering creams on your face, don’t forget to put an ample amount on your neck. Use creams that aid in cell regeneration, and remember to apply moisturizer every day.
2. Include an anti-aging serum in your skincare routine
Take your skincare to another level by applying an anti-aging serum on top of your moisturizer. These serums are super concentrated and are made to target wrinkles. If you’re unsure which product to use, check the label if it contains wrinkle-fighting antioxidants. These ingredients help reduce the fine lines that may have already formed in your neck and prevent new ones from developing.
3. Eat a well-balanced, nutritious diet
Yes, we take care of our skin on the outside. Nourishing it from the inside is equally important. As they say, we are what we eat. So mind what goes in your mouth and consume nutritious food.
Get enough vitamin A, C, E by eating fruits and vegetables, or consider supplements if you can’t meet the recommended daily intake. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids also help to keep your skin plump. A few examples of these are salmon, avocados, and walnuts.
4. Stay hydrated, drink water
Just as you apply moisturizers and lotions to hydrate the surface of the skin, you also have to drink water to keep it moisturized from within. It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
Some people find it challenging to consume a lot of water. It helps to drink two cups first thing in the morning upon waking up and drinking a cup after every meal.
5. Don’t skip sunscreen
Exposure to harsh UV rays is one of the primary causes of wrinkles. That is why all dermatologists always remind their patients to wear sunscreen daily, even when staying indoors. Carry this routine even for your neck.
Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and be sure to reapply every two hours. If you can, try to avoid staying under the sun when it is harshest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Give your neck the attention it deserves by having a proper diet and a good skincare routine. If you need help with choosing which products are best for your skin, get in touch with Bluelene and inquire about our methylene blue skincare treatment. Our skin and beauty experts will be happy to assist you!